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May 04, 2010
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THOROUGHBRED RACING ECONOMIC INDICATORS
For April 2010


April 2010 vs. April 2009

YTD 2010 vs. YTD 2009

Indicator April 2010 April 2009 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $1,002,149,983 $1,028,038,079 -2.52%
U.S. Purses $82,076,326 $82,285,415 -0.25%
U.S. Race Days 433 442 -2.04%
Indicator YTD 2010 YTD 2009 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $3,787,816,766 $4,135,325,346 -8.40%
U.S. Purses $276,376,452 $298,239,958 -7.33%
U.S. Race Days 1,481 1,596 -7.21%


* Includes worldwide commingled wagering on U.S. races and separate pool wagering in Canada on U.S. races.

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